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Economic perspectives on stormwater

By Tom Binnings Senior Partner at Summit Economics   As an economist who is seriously concerned about the trajectory of our local economy, I was pleased to hear Tom Zwirlein of UCCS advocate for passing the Stormwater 1B initiative at the Southern Colorado Economic Forum last week. While I was greatly enthused with Dr. Zwirlein’s… Continue Reading Economic perspectives on stormwater

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Governor debate to stream live

The fifth debate between Colorado governor candidates, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, tonight, Oct. 15, at the Gallogly Events Center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, will be streamed live on pbs.org/newshour/rundown/colorado-governors-debate/. The debate begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees must have tickets. The tickets are… Continue Reading Governor debate to stream live

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After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

The Business Chamber of Southern Colorado will have its After Hours with the Chamber event Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Springs Orleans, 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Entrepreneur and author Barry Farah will speak. First-time guests are free, members will pay $10 and nonmembers pay $15. The chamber is also having its fall educational event,… Continue Reading After Hours at Springs Orleans Thursday

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One in six children in El Paso County lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census, and Colorado has one of the fastest-growing poverty rates in the country. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson launched Project Head Start, and 100,000 children were enrolled throughout the U.S. In Colorado Springs, the late Sidney H. Berg directed the… Continue Reading CPCD breakfast to help poverty-stricken children

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Conflict resolution conference Thursday

The ninth Annual Colorado Conflict Resolution Conference at Colorado Technical University will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4435 N. Chestnut St. The conference is part of an international effort celebrating October as Conflict Resolution Month. The event, hosted by Phoenix Strategies, Inc., a Colorado provider of conflict resolution services and training,… Continue Reading Conflict resolution conference Thursday

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Suicide Prevention Commission’s first meeting Friday

A new commission in Colorado will work to reduce the state’s high suicide rate, according to a news release. The Colorado Legislature created the Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado to address issues related to suicide prevention. Dr. Larry Wolk, chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is the commission’s executive… Continue Reading Suicide Prevention Commission’s first meeting Friday

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Ballots mailed this week for 2014 General Election

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will mail approximately 333,866 ballots today, Oct. 13, to voters for the 2014 General Election, according to a news release. The ballot includes races for federal, state and county offices along with various state and local questions and issues. A copy of a sample ballot, ballot issue… Continue Reading Ballots mailed this week for 2014 General Election

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ANB merger completed

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ANB merger completed

ANB Bank completed its merger with Capital West Bank, first announced earlier this year. The $160 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, with banking centers in Cheyenne and Fort Collins will now be called ANB Bank. The purchase adds to ANB Bank’s presence in Wyoming and Colorado and will increase ANB Bank’s total assets… Continue Reading ANB merger completed

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Leaders of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that the institution’s longtime athletic director will retire earlier than planned. Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said in a news release that Hans Mueh, who has served the Academy for 38 years, will step down in January. He had planned previously to… Continue Reading AFA athletic director to retire sooner than planned

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Holocaust survivor to speak

Martin Weiss, who survived a year in concentration camps during World War II and lost much of his family to the cruelty of the Nazis, will speak at Regis University on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Weiss will speak first at Library 21c in Colorado Springs (1175 Chapel Hills Drive) at 11:30 a.m., and then at Regis… Continue Reading Holocaust survivor to speak

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